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. floods have taken over many of the underground systems in new york city and the brooklyn battery tunnel which connects lower manhattan to brooklyn is basically underwater as well. you will see amazing pictures over next couple hours. they're coming in every minute as we speak. this super storm has literally knocked out power to more than 7 million homes and businesses in 17 states. nearly four million dark in in new york and new jersey right now. this storm plunged parts of lower manhattan into complete darkness. it turned the streets near wall street into rivers. basically, from just south of the empire state building down. they have complete darkness. a very eerie sight for everybody in this area. let's go to rick leventhal who has weathered this storm throughout the night in one of the hardest hit places on the jersey shore. that is point pleasant beach, new jersey. it is beautiful beachfront area so hard hit. rick, what can you tell us today? >> reporter: martha the sun peeking out for first time in more than 24 hours. we're getting first look at widespread devastation along the new
day. sandy strengthens and targets a paralyzed east coast right now. you have new york city basically shut down. coastal areas in new jersey, maryland, virginia, preparing for the worst. this is a massive, massive storm. and it could truly affect people from maine all the way down to north carolina. as far west as the great lakes. that is 900 miles from coast to coast. good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum, here in "america's newsroom". bill: i'm bill hemmer. good morning of live today from cincinnati, ohio. it is the critical battleground state in the race for the white house only eight days away. sandy making her presence known on the trail. president obama canceling an hour ago a trip he planned to orlando, florida. he will monitor the storm in the white house. the romney team dropping fund-raising e-mails up and down the east coast. over the next two hours we will talk to the voters of this critical state, especially in the southwestern part of the state and talk about why ohio could be the most critical battleground state of 2008, martha. martha: you about first, bill, tea
. that is hoboken, new jersey. that would be across the hudson from new york city which is north of where you are. what have you done in hoboken? i'm reading a lots how you worked in there with large vehicles to help people there, sir? >> we have many vehicles out. actually we have over 150 high-wheeled vehicles as we like to refer them as, which can forge water and help residents, help local law enforcement and help local oems. not only in hoboken but along the jersey coast. bill: are you from new jersey. >> new jersey born and raised. bill: which town. >> i live in burlington county, have you been able to get out and see what happened to your shoreline? >> i have been out and about. bill: what have you seen? >> i've seen the same devastation that you've seen. bill: how has it hit you? >> listen, this is very emotional but in times like this, new jersey residents are resilient. as emotional as this is right now we know the sun will come out by week's end and we will start to rebuild. the shoreline may not be the shoreline i knew growing up and playing in the sand. i can tell you what my children
the alleged attack that took place inside of a new york city hotel room. and what she says happened behind closed doors. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. bill: a new round of fighting raging in syria's largest city. have a look here. that is amateur video from the town of aleppo showing that syrian rebels fire back at government forces trying to take control of the city. this fierce fighting sparking a fire at the ancient market, the narrow alley of shops was once a bustling tourist attraction. now the market is the scene of a daily battle between rebels and government forces. look at that. martha: the mother of a former navy seal killed in the u.s. consulate attack is speaking out about the slow pace of this investigation into the deaths of her son, tie ron woods, an ty
about the stafford act. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act, said this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar you have got to put in. here is $10. that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said look at this devastation, we don't expect you to come up with your own money here. here the money to rebuild. we are not going to wait for to you scratch it together because you are part of the american family. what as happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the built hasn't been taken out. [applause] tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. bill: also in the crowd that day was the reverend jeremiah wright. mike emanuel is live in washington. reverand wright became a controversial figure during the 2008 campaign. what did then senator obama say about him in that summer of 2007? >> reporter: he made reference to the trinity church of christ saying tha
violent crime in inner cities, bring opportunity to the inner cities. bring people out of poverty in the inner cities. teach people, good discipline. that is civil society, charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make them realize they have value in one another. martha: that is when thing started to take a bit of a turn. gong man ryan ended interview rather abruptly. after this exchange. follow the reporter pushes him on tax cuts. you can do all by cutting taxes with a big tax cut? >> ryan respond, those are your words, not mine. off-camara ryan's press secretary was heard, thank you very much, sir. that's when paul ryan begins removing his mic and leaving, adding quote, that was trying to strange you're stuffing words in people's minds. >> i don't know if it is strange. >> ryan fires backs sound like you're trying to put answers to questions. that's where it ended. the local michigan station pulled that part of the interview off the website. they said the time was up and everyone making big deal out of nothing. congressman ryan's team statement they issued.
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tragedy for a new york city family. police say a mother of three returned home with her youngest child on manhattan's upper westside yesterday to find her 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter she left with the nanny stabbed to death. their bodies were lying in a bathtub. >> it's scary. very, very frightening. >> make you think, how much you can trust people. >> you hear a lot of screaming, like panic screaming. martha: oh, my god. investigators say that the children's nanny stabbed herself in the neck and was on the bathroom floor with a kitchen knife nearby. the nanny is in critical condition in new york hospital. no charges have been filed yet. an awful, awful, awful story. now we turn our attention back to the election and we go up to bill. bill: martha, thank you. going to go back to ohio again today because that will be the focus later tonight for mitt romney and paul ryan. it will also be the focus for paul ryan throughout the entire weekend. eight stops in ohio on saturday and sunday. so 18 electoral votes in the state of ohio, going back to 2008. this went blue. it went for p
out of the debate. he will be visiting four cities in total on this campaign swing. he will probably be back later on in the week as well. on the stump with governor chris christie of new jersey who so boldly predicted a couple sundays ago that after the debate the race would be turned on his head. in cuyahoga falls, christie had a message for president obama. >> i'm sure he is out there listening. mr. president you have lived inside 1600 pennsylvania avenue for four years. if you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you plane ticket back to chicago you've earned. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: difficult to overstate how important the buckeye state is for governor romney. he has a very narrow path to 270 electoral votes, martha. it is difficult how he does it without winning ohio and all its electoral votes. martha: it is, john. for another day big bird remains a big issue still coming from the lips of president obama, mrs. obama, also mentioned big bird in the last 24 hours. what is the latest with this? >> reporter: really is quite remarkable how
a full-blown press conference what happened. martha: interesting point. we'll ask new york city mayor giuliani. he will join us in a moment away. bill: 24 miles from home. heading straight down, i think is gravity, right? we will show you the first-ever, super sonic skydive and what a wild ride it was. martha: we'll show you the whole video dead-heat in the battleground states. this could not be anymore interesting this race. will ohio once again be the state that decides this election? not so sure. voters in the buckeye state have a lot to say about the candidates. >> there is a lot of uncertainty in the business market. people are sitting on a lot of cash. not wanting to spend cash with the future of the country. we can't go the same we've been last four years martha: a massive search is underway in the montana for two missing hikers. there are rescue teams in glacier national park. they're looking for two men from virginia and maryland who are missing since friday after they missed their flight home. park officials say weather is a big challenge. heavy cloud cover in the area and a
on that. >> they see president obama in new york city the same day bebe netanyahu is, instead of meeting with him goes on a daily talk show. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. bill: might recall you heard this last night. the sputtering economy, one focus of last night's debate with congressman ryan and vice president joe biden. congressman ryan taking this shot at joe biden's hometown in pennsylvania. >> joe and i are from similar tow
terror plots involved new york city as its target. martha: back to politics now. governor romney continuing his surge in the polls, expanding his lead mopping likely voters in a key national poll this morning. let's take a look at the gallup daily tracking poll which finds the republican presidential nominee leading president obama by six poiptsd, 51-45. the governor's lead is well outside the poll's margin of error which is two%. fox news contributor karl rove had this to say. >> this is the first time that romney has hit 50% in the gallup likely voter poll and, the president has never hit 50% in the likely voter poll. and no candidate who has led in mid-october with 50% or nor in the likely voter poll has ever gone on to lose. martha: keep this in mind, this poll was taken before tuesday's presidential debate. we'll have to see if those numbers tighten or change a bit based on people's reaction to that. bill: a lot of times folks tell us give us three days. three days of polling to get an accurate figure. that is friday afternoon at least probably into saturday and sunday and w
city newsroom here. what is the latest on this investigation? >> reporter: hi, martha. this is dumping voter registration forms in virginia. that is now being investigated by the state's attorney general. turns out that 23-year-old colin small who worked for state republican party contractor, well this young man is charged with destroying some of those completed forms by allegedly putting them into a dumpster in a shopping mall. three democratic virginia congressman demanded investigation say may be part of a widespread republican plot. local sheriff says it appears what happened was limited and not widespread. virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli would comment on any possible evidence. he did tell us he would prosecute voter fraud no matter where it is? >> i wouldn't say there is any particular pattern that we've observed around the commonwealth. this is a continual problem. human nature is what it is and people are going to break the law and cheat. and that tends to not know any sorts of boundaries left, right, up, down. and we're going to go after it wherever it exists. >> repor
. it will not be part of my budget. and also i've indicated i will reverse the mexico city position of the president. i will reinstate the mexico cocity policy. >> reporter: obama campaign jumped all over that and telling women, they're even up both candidates with women voters telling women not to trust mitt romney telling what he said on the campaign trail he wouldn't move -- >> time and again the president told us he would take on some of these things but hasn't. then he turns around and tries to blame others. congress won't get together. congress won't get together unless there is strong leader that puts them together. bill: john, thank you. want to drill down on the billboard and show you a little bit of the strategy mitt romney put in place over the last week alone. specifically in places like ohio, virginia and florida. he is going to some of these counties where the president won big over senator mccain four years ago. specifically i want to take to you summit county here. this is northeastern ohio. heavily democratic four years ago. 59-41% in summit county president obama beat senator mccain.
people humor rouse jobs at themselves and others. that appeared at the new york city al smith charity dinner. >> i'm pleased that the president is here. we were chatting pleasantly this evening as if tuesday night never happened [laughing] i credit that of course to the cardinal. he is, it's taken new york's highest spiritual authority to get us back on our best behavior. i was actually hope the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he will laugh at anything. [laughter] [applause] >> in less than three weeks voters in states like ohio, virginia and florida will decide this incredibly important election. which begs the question, what are we doing here? [laughter] bill: they will be in florida, soon enough. senior national correspondent john roberts in new york. >> reporter: good morning to you. a lot of fun last night a traditional moment every four years at least a couple hours political rancor is set aside in favor of comedy and charity. the tone is much different than the campaign trail particularly in tuesday night's debate. the candidates singhed each other an
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, specifically the city of denver. roll this. >> obama arrived in denver at 2:00 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust. >> that is interesting. >> i don't know, maybe --. bill: did you hear that voice in the background, that's interesting? now, it is true, and it is factual he left vegas around 2:00 in the afternoon. but just on the face, what do you think of that? >> well that may be its effect on vice president gore. i think the president is in peek physical condition. i think he could probably handle 5,000 feet. this is why the president had a problem in the macro explanation, is, people like al gore, suck up to the president. every president lives in a world without pierce, is trapped in this world where nobody can tell him the truth because he is the only president. but i think president more than any other i have seen is surrounded by suck ups, people who reinforce his sense he is above all of this. i think valerie jarrett sat next to mrs. obama dur
in the west in the state of nevada. governor romney and paul ryan will be later today. clark county, the city of las vegas. you see how many votes are available. 60-40, president was a winner four years ago. later to no night in colorado a state that went blue in 2008, just west of denver in jefferson county a big concert later tonight. governor romney and paul ryan at the red rocks amphitheater just outside of denver, colorado. as we move over the next 14 days, watch the states in gray. they will determine who is the next president of the united states and here we go. wow! martha, back to you. martha: wow is right. thanks, bill. last night there was also a faceoff over the iraq war. here's how it went. >> with regards to iraq you and i agreed, i believe there should have been a status of forces agreement. >> that is not true? >> you didn't want a status of forces agreement. >> what i would have not done, left 10,000 troops in iraq that would tie us down. that certainly would not help us in the middle east. martha: things not going so well in iraq right now. we will talk to former secretary o
to undermine our will and break the morale of the people. mostly it's the morale in the capitol cities of our countries that are more affected and that's what we are dealing with here by the nato leader, talking about pulling out early, which i fundamentally disagree with. martha: how much of this has come from us signaling when we're going to leave, that we're going to leave in 2014? >> right from the beginning the arbitrary end date for our participation with combat forces i always felt was a mistake. we had to base it on conditions. and i think we should condition to base it on the conditions in front of us, at least up until 2014, and not pull any troops out prematurely. martha: as you point out in the american cities that react to this news, it's horrific, i mean the thought of somebody putting on a u.s. military uniform and turning out -- and the stories we've heard over the past few dares horrific, and then turning their guns on our soldiers and killing them in cold blood. does it reach a point where you say, is this woeurt? worth it? is it winnable. >> it is another tactic by the tali
for those. biden will debate paul ryan in danville, kentucky next thursday. bill: a former new york city mayor republican candidate rudy giuliani said the president, all he wants is bigger government. he had a consistent theme. government important, government has to help, government has to stimulate the private economy. every answer to every question by barack obama was more government. whether it was education, taxes, healthcare, green energy, more government, more government, more government. bill: the mayor says he praises governor romney for his performance. martha: they are paying attention in the key battleground state of ohio. this has been a tough territory ohio for the past couple weeks for mitt romney in the polls. some voters hit the local bars. their we action a bit split. watch. >> you have got four more years of obama or 8 years of romney. you can do four years fast. eight years is a long time. >> this is the first time they have seen them side by side and they are learning a lot here. i think romney exposed a lot of obama's weaknesses. and deficiencies. so i would give th
and how they spiked in key cities of california you can see what we're talking about here. for example, in san diego the average for regular now is 4.73. that is up 56 cents in a week. riverside up 54 cents in a week. orange county up 53 cents in a week. all of this taking place in a state that is basically broke with a very weak economy and a very high unemployment rate. it is not good news any way you slice it, patti ann. patti ann: stuart, the national average is much, much lower than that. why is california paying so much more? >> it is a very simple answer. this is a self-inflicted wound in california. they have very, very high emissions and environmental standards and they have to have a special blend of gasoline just for california. that means if there is any kind of problem with the refinerries, the 14 refinerries in california that make this special stuff they have got a supply problem and that's what's happened. they are paying roughly 15 cents extra for every single gallon that is consumed in california. that is because of these environmental rules. now that gets even worse
resigned from office. he allegedly told a codefendant a local city councilman, we need to use a black limo and buy a couple cases of cheap vodka and whiskey to get people to vote. >> i guess i always knew all along it was wrong but first i didn't think it was that big of a deal. i always heard that is what everybody did. >> reporter: he faces five years of prison. resigned after the deadline to be on the ballot. authorities say if he wins he will not take office, martha. martha: eric, how did authorities discover it was going on? >> reporter: someone offered his opponent absentee ballots which is crime so she called authorities. turns out she lost the race by only eight votes. prosecutors say hallum and his father destroyed absentee ballots voted for her so they wouldn't count. >> if you see something that is, is not right in our voting system, and it's messing with our democracy, you've got to step up and do something about it. because that is your most basic right, is your vote. >> reporter: she says when she votes she thinks of her father who served in world two war two and her uncle wh
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